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Alisson Becker Returns to Training as Klopp Addresses Injury Concerns Ahead of Crystal Palace Clash

11 December, 2023

Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, confirmed that goalkeeper Alisson Becker has resumed training, marking a potential comeback for the upcoming Premier League match against Crystal Palace. Alisson had been sidelined due to an injury sustained during the 1-1 draw against Manchester City last month.

In his pre-match press conference, Klopp addressed the status of both Alisson and Alexis Mac Allister. He stated, “Alisson looks good, I don’t know if good enough now for tomorrow.” Klopp emphasized the need to assess Alisson’s condition with the coaching staff, medical department, and the player himself before determining his availability for the upcoming fixture. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.

However, the news wasn’t as positive for Mac Allister. Klopp expressed concern, stating, “Macca doesn’t look good, so we have to see day by day.” Although initial evaluations post the Sheffield United win didn’t indicate a severe injury, the situation remains uncertain, with Klopp highlighting the significant impact even a short absence could have during this period, mentioning, “It’s 12 games pretty much if you are out for five days.”

Confirming Alisson’s return to training, Klopp mentioned, “Yes, yesterday. Yesterday he trained normal,” indicating a step toward the goalkeeper’s recovery.

Addressing queries about defender Joel Matip, who recently suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Klopp expressed confidence in the club’s approach towards Matip’s situation. He acknowledged the club’s support for the injured defender during the final year of his contract, stating, “I’m pretty sure the club told Joel already that whatever happens, so as long as he is injured, everything is fine.”

Klopp highlighted the need for a collaborative decision-making process with Matip regarding his future post-injury, underscoring the defender’s deserving support from the team.

With uncertainties surrounding the availability of key players and ongoing discussions regarding injured players’ future, Liverpool faces a crucial period, seeking solutions both on and off the pitch as they prepare for the clash against Crystal Palace and manage their squad’s dynamics for the season ahead. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports